Every dollar counts. Your secure contributions help our students push forward to their futures, to focus on their possibilities instead of their challenges.
Here’s how you can help:
• Make your tax deductible contribution.
• Make an in-kind donation.
• Join us at one of our fundraising events.
• See your difference in the classroom with our Help a Teacher–Help a Student program.

You Make a Difference

Your contribution tells our kids that they matter, that their futures count. It opens the doors to opportunity that they thought had closed.

We want to keep our school open, tuition-free, and relevant to the needs of our students. While it costs more than $20,000 per student per year, DeLaSalle only receives about half of this cost through the state of Missouri and contracts with area school districts. The other 50 percent of the funding comes from donors like you.

With your help and your time, our students can discover their potential and fulfill their promise.


Volunteers come to DeLaSalle to change the lives of our students—only to find that along the way our students have changed their lives too. You can make an impact on DeLaSalle students by working directly with students and teachers through tutoring and mentoring, you can help with special fundraising events, or provide support for any of our special programs and activities.

Here’s how you can help:
• Tutor
• Mentor
• Help in the PACES Program

Interested in volunteering?
Contact Keith Lewis.


When our students give their talents to the community, they build their worth.

We partner with churches, businesses, schools, and organizations to open opportunities for our students to learn, work, and succeed. Our innovative approach that helps students learn by doing relies on community partnerships.


The success of educational institutions like DeLaSalle is essential to the economic prosperity of Kansas City. Consider this: The difference between an average high school graduate and a high school dropout’s fiscal benefits to society is $292,575.


“I am so determined to achieve my goals so I can show other teen parents that anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and work your best.”